Outdoors

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014


First salmon in 102 years return to Elwha River

FISHING -- The Elwha River dams removal is one of the great "return-to-nature" stories to follow into the next decade.... Read the latest from the (Olympic) Peninsula Daily News. “When ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Nine Mile Reservoir drawdown starts Friday

WATERSPORTS -- The water level of Nine Mile Reservoir will be lowered 3 to 6 feet starting Friday to accommodate work underway at Nine Mile Dam. Avista Utilities is replacing ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting ...

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

Grand Coulee police cite angler near dam

FISHING – A Grand Coulee man has been cited by city police for fishing in an area that’s closed to public access immediately downstream from Grand Coulee Dam. Water below ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Lake Spokane water levels to drop tonight

BOATING -- Avista Utilities will start lowering the water level of Lake Spokane (Long Lake Reservoir) today by an additional one and one-half feet to facilitate work downstream of the company’s Long ...

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

Trucks ready to haul salmon around Wanapum Dam

FISHING – As construction workers race against the biological clocks of salmon to make fish ladders at Wanapum Dam operational, state fishery managers say they are standing ready with an alternate plan ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

Revised plan is status quo for Columbia salmon

FISHING -- The federal government’s management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Lake Spokane drawdown to begin Monday

RESERVOIRS -- The annual drawdown of Lake Spokane, the Spokane River reservoir also known as Long Lake, is set to begin on Monday (Jan. 6), Avista Utilities announced today in a ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

Update on fall chinook salmon record run

FISHING -- Although steelhead fishing has opened in the Ringold area of the Columbia River's Hanford Reach, most angling pressure has been focused on the record run of chinook salmon ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 2013

Chinook run stalls at Lower Granite

FISHING -- An unusually lengthy warm season in the interior Columbia Basin, combined with low water volumes, has apparently given, first sockeye salmon and then fall chinook salmon, reason to ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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